Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 30:  Cody Latimer #12 of the New York Giants makes a second quarter touchdown reception while defended by Byron Jones #31 of the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Following Week 1 of the NFL season you're not often going to find a lot of disagreement about who the top waiver wire targets are.

If you've got a low waiver priority heading into Week 2, or are playing in a deeper league, you might be looking for some more unconventional adds.

That's where these top fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for Week 2 come into play.

4. Cody Latimer, WR, New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 16: Cody Latimer #12 of the New York Giants celebrates his first down against the Chicago Bears during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 16, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Already incredibly thin at wide receiver with Golden Tate serving a four-game suspension, the New York Giants are at risk of losing Sterling Shepard (concussion) for Week 2 as well. TE Evan Engram is the team's top pass-catcher right now, but Cody Latimer finished second on the Giants (ahead of Shepard) with eight targets in Week 2, and there should be no shortage of volume available for him with the G-Men set to spend plenty of time playing from behind this year.

3. Raheem Mostert, RB, San Francisco 49ers

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 08: Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers stiff arms Darian Stewart #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter of a football game at Raymond James Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco 49ers backfield has gone from overcrowded to barren in no time. Jerick McKinnon is on the IR to start the year and now Tevin Coleman will miss at least a few weeks with a high-ankle sprain. Matt Breida will assume lead back duties, but Raheem Mostert should get plenty of work as well. Despite having no touches until halfway through the second quarter, Mostert finished Week 1 with nine carries and a target. Even with Breida starting last year, head coach Kyle Shanahan gave Alfred Morris 10.3 carries and 1.3 targets per game, so Mostert should be plenty involved in what could be a much-improved offense with Jimmy Garoppolo back at the helm in 2019.

2. Ted Ginn Jr., WR, New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 09: Ted Ginn #19 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after a first down against the Houston Texans  at Mercedes Benz Superdome on September 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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After seeing no fewer than six targets in any of his six healthy games in 2018, Ted Ginn Jr. was a sneaky play in Week 1. He lived up to the billing, catching all seven of his targets for 101 yards against the Houston Texans. Still firmly in place as the No. 2 wideout in an explosive New Orleans Saints offense, Ginn is now averaging 6.7 targets and 58.9 yards per game across seven healthy contests since the start of the 2018 season.

1. Trey Quinn, WR, Washington Redskins

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 16: Wide receiver Trey Quinn #14 of the Washington Redskins is tackled by wide receiver Charone Peake #17 of the New York Jets as he returns a punt in the third quarter of a preseason game at FedExField on August 16, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Terry McLaurin is getting the hype in Washington after his big game in Week 1, leaving Trey Quinn overlooked. Quinn's 97 percent snap rate ranked sixth among all wideouts in Week 1, and he out-snapped McLaurin 65 to 62, seeing only one fewer target than McLaurin. The Washington Redskins' passing game isn't likely to support a ton of fantasy-relevant options, but after one week of the season it's far from a lock that McLaurin sits ahead of Quinn in the pecking order. Quinn could be a nice consolation prize if you do miss out on McLaurin this week.

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